The July issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/
In the Digest this month several authors report research on health communication interventions focused on alcohol and drug use, obesity and physical activity, and other health risk behaviors and targeting adolescents and emerging adults (Ajie & Chapman; Evans, et al.; Garnett, et al.; Kam, et al.; Mojica, et al.; Ranney, et al.). Diverse strategies for effectivehealth message design (Bassett-Gunter, et al.; Chang; Cummings; Kim & Niederdeppe; Moran and Sussman) are outlined. Studies examining new media messaging are reported by several (Barasch & Berger; Bart, et al.; Dooley, et al.; Harris, et al.; Sanders-Jackson) while others report on a new media application in public health practice (Farrell, et al.;). Health literacy (Guo, et al.; Wei) and health information seeking (Fogel & Reichman; Tian & Robinson) are also discussed.
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